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Old 01-14-2011, 19:43   #1
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GG&G Forend I like it Simple

I like my defense shotgun simple and effective not a grip of Tact Cool stuff that is not needed. I am not a big fan of ghost ring sights on shotguns as they effect your up close side to side vision in my opinion drawing your eyes to the rear sight. I do like rifle sights with night sights installed. This set up allows sights in the same position as your hand gun would be and do not effect your up close vision and allow for longer sighted shots for slugs or buckshot (Not to offend anyone or start a keyboard war this is just my opinion only)

The GG&G forend with the rail is a perfect light mount in my opinion light, strong and effective not bulky like the SureFire forend set up, don't get me wrong the SureFire set up is a awesome rig and a super set up but it is heavy.

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Old 01-14-2011, 19:57   #2
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I am also a fan of the GG&G forearm with rail. I like that they used a quality speedfeed LE pART for the base and didnt try to reinvent the wheel. JD Mcguire issued some great advice about the part - wrap it up with some weather stripping to save your left index finger. Full house loads will slam the corner of the rAIL into the quick of your finger..it hurts like hell, TRUST ME!

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Old 01-14-2011, 20:24   #3
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I am also a fan of the GG&G forearm with rail. I like that they used a quality speedfeed LE pART for the base and didnt try to reinvent the wheel. JD Mcguire issued some great advice about the part - wrap it up with some weather stripping to save your left index finger. Full house loads will slam the corner of the rAIL into the quick of your finger..it hurts like hell, TRUST ME!

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Thanks for your advice and opinion on this as we can learn from everyones experience. GG&G does make good stuff did you notice that Clint Smith with Thunder Ranch recommends or endorses this forend setup on GG&G white pages on there web page also in the pic of him you see him useing the TRL 1 weapons light on a few of his diffrent shotguns. I trust Clint knows what he's talking about. I also had a set up similar to the GG&G forend on another Rem 870 with a Wilson Combat 3 rail forend on it. I do understand there is a picany rail on the end of the forend and to be aware of that. I do find this set up to work just fine for me.

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Old 01-14-2011, 20:57   #4
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I like my defense shotgun simple and effective not a grip of Tact Cool stuff that is not needed. I am not a big fan of ghost ring sights on shotguns as they effect your up close side to side vision in my opinion drawing your eyes to the rear sight. I do like rifle sights with night sights installed. This set up allows sights in the same position as your hand gun would be and do not effect your up close vision and allow for longer sighted shots for slugs or buckshot (Not to offend anyone or start a keyboard war this is just my opinion only)

The GG&G forend with the rail is a perfect light mount in my opinion light, strong and effective not bulky like the SureFire forend set up, don't get me wrong the SureFire set up is a awesome rig and a super set up but it is heavy.

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Bill, How much lighter is the GG&G forend vs. the Surefire forend? I'm looking at adding a light to my 870. The Surefire 618FA is my top candidate but I don't want to end up with a boat anchor.

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Old 01-14-2011, 21:05   #5
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Bill, How much lighter is the GG&G forend vs. the Surefire forend? I'm looking at adding a light to my 870. The Surefire 618FA is my top candidate but I don't want to end up with a boat anchor.

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I cant say for sure but it is pretty noticable to me. The GG&G is about or the same weight as the shotgun in normal configeration plus the weight of the light you choose to use on it.

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Old 01-14-2011, 21:34   #6
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So lighter and cheaper. From what I've seen the Surefire 618FA is $290. The GG&G rail is $89, Mounting ring is $17 and G3 flashlight is $92 for a total cost of $198.

What light are you currently running on your set up?
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Old 01-14-2011, 22:10   #7
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So lighter and cheaper. From what I've seen the Surefire 618FA is $290. The GG&G rail is $89, Mounting ring is $17 and G3 flashlight is $92 for a total cost of $198.

What light are you currently running on your set up?
Take a look at the pick above. I prefer the Streamlight TRL 1 weapons light over a tactical flashlight mount. It's strong, shockproof, light weight, and low profile. It's easy to take on and off the weapon plus it features temperary on off steady on off. This is easily done by useing the tip of the endex finger. Cost $75.00 to $89.00 for the GG&G and $99.00 to $119.00 for the TRL 1 weapons light with the LED bulb depending on who you by these items from. (Also you can remove the light if not needed and your shotgun pretty much goes back to normal without a big bulky forend on it.

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Old 01-14-2011, 23:29   #8
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GG&G does make good stuff did you notice that Clint Smith with Thunder Ranch recommends or endorses this forend setup on GG&G white pages on there web page also in the pick of him you see him useing the TRL 1 weapons light on a few of his diffrent shotguns. I trust Clint knows what he's talking about.
I noticed that he is using a decked out Vang 870 with probably either a surefire or ergo railed forearm with a TLR 1 instead of the GG&G one.
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Old 01-14-2011, 23:42   #9
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I noticed that he is using a decked out Vang 870 with probably either a surefire or ergo railed forearm with a TRL 1 instead of the GG&G one.
That is true, I think it may be a Nighthawk Custom or Vang with the Wilson Combat or Surefire forend like I had on my other Rem 870 with a TRL 1 mounted the same way. If you look at some of Clint Smith short training tapes on You Tube you will see the TRL 1 light mounted a few diffrent ways on a few diffrent shotguns he has, most on the forend on one side or the other. GG&G shows on there web page left and right hand shooter forends for the Rem 870 & the Mossberg shotguns.

(Clint Smith exact quote that I was talking about Below)

( Clint Smith quote /= I would rather see what I was shooting at rather than randomly be throwing rounds around the house. GG&G’s new well made and thought out 870 forearm flashlight mount resolves many of the light issues for 870 owners/users. Although not in full production as yet, I understand a similiar light mount for the Mossberg 500 and 590 is about ready to be released by GG&G.



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Old 01-15-2011, 01:47   #10
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The Speedfeed/GG&G forend works great. I run a X300 on mine.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:47   #11
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The Speedfeed/GG&G forend works great. I run a X300 on mine.
I agree 100% and the X300 is an awesome little weapons light for this application.

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